Boot Suggestions

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Andrew C.'s Comment
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Hey everyone! Hope you’re having a good day... I’m looking for suggestions on boots with good arch support for the truck. Also where did you get them? Thanks as always for your insight!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I don't have any specific suggestions as far as brand or a place to purchase boots, but I do a lot of hiking, climbing, and skiing in the mountains and good boots are a critical part of my life.

You'll find that with boots you usually get what you pay for. Don't expect to find a diamond in the rough for $20 at Walmart, but then again you don't have to pay $250 for a good pair of boots. You have to pay $250+ for an amazing pair of boots, which you won't need for everyday use.

I would focus on finding something in the $60 - $100 range, and try on several different types because everything has a different fit. The biggest mistake people make, myself included at one time, is to buy a pair of boots because they have a well known name or they have good reviews. Nothing matters if the fit isn't good, and you won't know if the fit is good until you can compare many different brands at the same time. So prepare to take one or two hours to try on at least 4 - 6 different types and I'll bet you anything that you'll find a huge difference in how some of them feel compared to others. Buy them based on the fit, not on the name.

When it comes to arch support, great insoles are the key, not the boot itself. Most boots don't have high arch support built in because not everyone is comfortable with a high arch. If you build a high arch into the boot there's no way to get it out. So they tend to build in a low arch so that people can increase the arch support if necessary with good insoles.

Everyone I know uses a brand called Superfeet - Superfeet Insoles. Everyone swears Superfeet are spectacular. Before I had heard of Superfeet I had already purchased a pair of Sidas insoles from a high end mountain sports shop for my hiking boots and they're spectacular - Sidas Insoles. So I don't think you can go wrong with either one.

In fact, if you have decent boots already but you just need better arch support I would buy a good set of insoles and try them in the boots you have. You probably wouldn't even need new boots.

Brad C.'s Comment
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Best boots I have ever bought are Redwing boots. They seem to last better than most and if you ever need them fixed you can hit one of their stores. I won’t lie about the fact they are really pricey. I think the lowest price I have seen was about $175 on clearance. They can get custom insoles made to your foot.

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Best boots I have ever bought are Redwing boots

I used to be a climber in a tree service and I had a pair of Redwing logger boots and they are truly spectacular. They're certainly way more boot than you need for everyday use but if you're going to spend pretty big money for boots you should definitely consider Redwing. Redwing are serious, hardcore work boots. Spectacular products.

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Joseph L.'s Comment
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I got a pair of Dickies work boots from Walmart. Steel toe, waterproof paid $70 for them, soon as I can I need to pick up a second pair of boots. Only brought my work boots and a pair of flip flops with me. ( I like to travel light)

G-Town's Comment
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I swear by waterproof CAT boots. They fit like a glove, have a non-skid sole and are very comfortable.

Brad C.'s Comment
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I swear by waterproof CAT boots. They fit like a glove, have a non-skid sole and are very comfortable.

I didn’t have any luck with CAT boots. Only took 3 months for me to practically walk out of them.

Boots at Walmart are OK if you’re in a pinch needing something to get you by. Not moch else.

Amish country's Comment
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I have a pair of Irish setter elys and love them. Made by red wing and are skid resistant, waterproof, steel toe, flexible and light weight. Regular price is $150. I use them in quarrys and climbing on top of tanks and they are holding up really well with almost 6 months of wear.

I tried on timberland pros and hated them. Stuff and heavy.

G-Town's Comment
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I swear by waterproof CAT boots. They fit like a glove, have a non-skid sole and are very comfortable.

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I didn’t have any luck with CAT boots. Only took 3 months for me to practically walk out of them.

Boots at Walmart are OK if you’re in a pinch needing something to get you by. Not moch else.

I never had a problem with the style I buy. They typically last me well over a year.

You do realize you’ll wear out a set of steer tires long before you’ll ever wear out a pair of boots.

Cwc's Comment
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This year I bought my first pair of slip on boots or "cowboy boots"

Not cause I though about rodeo... I got tired of hosing down lace up boots after I pulled the hose off after the pump wouldn't clear the line. (Tanker) A trip to boot barn and they hooked me right up.

Now if a line fails to clear or whatever the case may be. I can slip right out of them and toss them in a rubbermaid tote along with whatever else got nasty, without making a mess in the rest of the truck.

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HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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